New Star Trek Game “Not Just Run and Gun”


Despite all the violence depicted in its trailers, Digital Extreme’s new Star Trek game will also include “non-violent play, platforming, traversal, and collection goals,” according to an interview with IGN. Based the popular J.J. Abrams film reboot, the title will maintain the franchise’s theme of “exploration,” while focusing on cooperative play between Kirk and Spock, two characters who are “halves of the same whole,” according to Brian Miller, Senior Vice President and Producer at Paramount Pictures.

The iconic adventurers will each approach situations in their own distinctive ways — Spock with his “Vulcan mindset” and Kirk with his “improvisational skills.” Paramount and Digital Extremes are still cagey about the plot, and particularly the enemies players will face, but they are adamant that the game will respect its vaunted source material. Star Trek is set for a 2013 release, so expect plenty of updates between now and then.

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